International Portrait Photographer of the Year until 30 April 2021

Deadline: 30 April 2021. A global competition for professionals & amateurs purely for the showcase of portrait photography. We aim to be the gold standard for portrait photography worldwide.

There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your photos published alongside the world’s best. And the International Portrait Photographer of the Year Awards book is a real book – printed on paper and bound between hard covers, but of course, you will also be able to see the wonderful flip-book presentations here on the website. Being published is a mark of success!

This is our first year of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year Award and we’re following a similar philosophy to our successful International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards (now in its eighth year). And because we want to create a book of ‘contemporary’ photography, we’re not interested in old chestnuts that have won awards years ago, we want to see what you’re capturing and processing now. That’s why your entries must have been captured after 1 January 2019 (so, within the last 28-odd months).

The main aim of our Award is to be one of the Top 101 portrait photographs of the year. This gives you a place in our exclusive book which is published online and can be purchased as a ‘real’ hard-cover paper publication as well (it’s proudly printed by Momento Pro).

There is US$10,000 in cash prizes for the top three photographs and top three photographers (requiring a portfolio of at least four entries), plus a printed copy of the book from Momento Pro. And there are five special subject prizes winning a print from Created For Life!


US$10,000 cash prize pool, plus copies of the awards book and trophies

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